Egypt TV host gets year in prison for interviewing gay man

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a TV presenter to a year in prison for interviewing a gay sex worker on his show. Mohammed el-Gheiti was found guilty of encouraging immo...

Next target of China's censorship machine: men’s earrings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese viewers of popular streaming platform iQiyi were confused to see translucent blobs recently appear on the earlobes of their favorite TV stars. The BBC reports t...

Another win for Kuchar, this victory with a rainbow

HONOLULU (AP) — Matt Kuchar never had a PGA Tour season end so soon. He shot 74 on Labor Day and failed to advance out of the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first tim...

Breathtaking full circle rainbow described as ‘portal to another universe’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A clip shared on Twitter capturing the stunning view of a “full circle” rainbow last December has received more than 9 million views and been retweeted over 30...

Taipei’s riverside parks offer prime locations to watch New Year countdown fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the New Year approaching, the Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) of Taipei recommends a number of riverside parks promising fantastic views for the Taipei 101 firewor...

Review: Nicole Kidman as a hardened LA cop in 'Destroyer'

A different Nicole Kidman stares out at us under the harsh Los Angeles sun of the neo-noir "Destroyer." The actress who famously donned a prosthetic nose for "The Hours" has here gon...

Wall's 40, 14 lead Wiz past Lakers 128-110; LBJ scores 13

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid all of his team's losses and infighting and roster flux, John Wall showed just how well he's capable of playing, producing 40 points and 14 assists to lead the Washington Wizard...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best ...

2018 Taipei Fashion Week opens with theatrical performance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Taipei Fashion Week opened at Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center on the night of Dec. 6, with models strutting down the catwalk in a theatrical performance infused...

Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed ...

Photo of the Day: Western Taiwan's Rainbow Village

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwan-based Canadian author, Nick Kembel, captured this vibrant image of western Taiwan's Rainbow Village earlier this month. Nestled in Taichung's Nantun Distric...

Enjoy cycling on Taipei’s riverside bike paths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cycling on Taipei’s riverside bike paths at night is a great pleasure as cyclists can get good exercise while enjoying the beautiful riverside landscapes, Taipei&rsq...

High school students in northern Taiwan show support for LGBTQ community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anti-equality referendums triumphing on Saturday (Nov. 24) has left many within the LGBTQ community feeling alone in society, so students at a senior high school in northe...

Monsoon to bring cold, wet weather to northern Taiwan for 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Northern Taiwan will see cool temperatures and wet weather over the next three days due to the influence of a northeastern monsoon and a southern cloud system, according to the...

Doctors: Referendum loss a serious blow to Taiwan LGBTQ mental health

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Psychiatrists have expressed concern over the mental health of the LGBTQ community after witnessing individuals say they want to commit suicide in online messages. Late...